When Volkswagen unveiled the Transporter T4 back in 1990, they probably didn’t know what kind of following it would achieve. The first VW van with a front-mounted, water-cooled engine, the T4 offered versatility and style that has become somewhat legendary today. It has been used as everything from trades vehicle and bus to ambulance and campervan, and there are many online T4 communities where enthusiasts discuss performance and retrofitting. With the T4 remaining in production until 2003, the lighting technology used in these vans is however over 20 years old today.
The only factory-fitted option was a halogen headlight with an H4 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Volkswagen Transporter T4 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H4 halogen headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Volkswagen Transporter xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Volkswagen Transporter will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.